Diversity & Inclusion

We strongly believe that diverse teams characterized by inclusion and different perspectives stimulate innovation and drive better decision-making.

 

Responsible Owner

Investor believes that building long-term successful companies requires people with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Diverse teams characterized by inclusion stimulate innovation, drive better decision-making and attract top talent. Inclusive organizations maximize the power of all differences and realize the full potential of all of their employees. Investor strives for diversity across all dimensions: national origin, age, gender, education as well as differences in mindsets and experiences.

We encourage and expect our companies to invest in competence development, promote inclusion and diversity, and to ensure non-discrimination as well as a safe and healthy work environment. 

Investor's 2030 targets:

  • To actively promote diversity in all dimensions and encourage our companies to do so
  • Investor and all portfolio companies shall measure the perceived level of inclusion among employees on a regular basis
  • To reach a gender balance of 40/60 in the portfolio companies’ board of directors from an overall portfolio perspective, meaning at least 40 percent of the underrepresented gender
  • To reach a gender balance of 40/60 in the portfolio companies’ executive management groups from an overall portfolio perspective, meaning at least 40 percent of the underrepresented gender

 

Progress 2019

15

nationalities represented in the boards

25%

women in the boards

21

nationalities represented in the management groups

24%

women in the management groups

77%

of our companies have a target related to diversity

59%

of our companies measured the perceived level of inclusion among their employees

Responsible Company

As an employer, Investor focuses on providing an open and inclusive working environment where ethical behavior and respect for each individual is key. We are a small organization where each individual has the opportunity to impact the overall development. We believe that diversity and inclusion, making use of the total talent base available, build stronger and more dynamic teams. 

Investor's 2030 target:

  • To maintain a gender balance of 40/60 in Investor’s Group Management

We invest in and ensure that our employees can develop over time. The primary focus for competence development and up-skilling of our employees is on the job training. We also offer different opportunities to continuously learn and develop both in the short- and long-term perspective. These include external trainings, such as leadership and mentoring programs but also job rotations to portfolio companies. We run impact and development discussions with the overall objective to foster an environment where people can continuously grow and develop throughout a career and reach their full potential. Through employee surveys we follow up on engagement and motivation. Investor will set a target for inclusion during 2020. 

Progress 2019

48%

Share of women in the company

50%

Share of men and women in the Extended Management Group

44%

Share of women in the Investor's Board of Directors

People and Communities

Investor strive to be a good corporate citizen and use our sponsor activities as a way to combine business-related involvement with a good citizen perspective. The areas we prioritize are youth, education and entrepreneurship. Investor supports several organizations that contribute to the development of society and entrepreneurship, such as IVA, SNS, Forum för Välfärd, Chambers of Commerce, Business Challenge and Young Enterprise Sweden.

As an engaged and long-term owner of high quality companies, we can distribute dividends to our owners. Through our lead-owner, the Wallenberg Foundations, Investor is part of the Wallenberg eco-system. The Wallenberg Foundations purpose is the betterment of Sweden through funding excellent research and research projects and has awarded more than SEK 33 bn in grants since 1917. In 2019, Investor paid dividends of SEK 2.3 bn to the Wallenberg Foundations.

Read more about the Wallenberg eco-system at www.wallenberg.com

We create value for people and society by building strong and sustainable businesses

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Interim Report January-June 2020

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Investor B

588.40

-0.17 %

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